Financial traders need to be very alert and patient to deal with the market. These two components are vital for a trader to be successful in trading. In today’s lesson, we are going to demonstrate an example of alertness and patience. Let us get started.
The price heads towards the South. Ideally, a trader shall look for short opportunities in a chart like this. The last candle comes out as a bullish reversal candle. It is time for consolidation and waiting to get a downside breakout to take a short entry.
The price seems to go too far. It consolidates and produces a bearish engulfing candle. We may flip over to the H4 chart to find an entry since this is a daily chart. The support level looks strong since it created a long bullish move. The price may play around the level for a while.
As expected, the price stalls at the level of support. Things are different now. A downside breakout would make the pair bearish. A bullish reversal candle would make the traders look for long opportunities. This is where traders must be alert and never be rigid with their initial thought.
A bullish reversal candle forms right at the level of support. Traders may want to flip over to the H4 chart to look for long opportunities. We are not flipping over to the H4 chart this time since I know what happens afterward. Our trading lesson today is going to emphasizes something else.
The price heads towards the South instead. The H4 chart does not offer any entry after that daily bullish engulfing candle. Now, the price action is choppy. It seems that it is a chart to avoid for a while.
Not really, be alert. The price obeys a down-trending channel. Thus, any rejection at the upper band may create short opportunities. The price heads towards the resistance. Let us wait for a bearish reversal candle at the upper band (resistance of the channel).
The price makes a breakout at the upper band instead. It consolidates and produces a Spinning Top. Again, we are to change our trading direction. This time we are to go long.
The last candle breaches the horizontal resistance after consolidation. A long entry may be triggered right after the candle closes. Let us proceed to find out what happens next.
Two consecutive bullish candles form right after the breakout candle. Formation of a bearish reversal candle signals that it may be time to come out with a profit. At last, we make some green pips by going long.
The Bottom Line
This is an example of why we must not be rigid with our direction and how important it is to be alert with price patterns. Trading is never easy. As they say, “Trading is the hardest way to make the easiest money”. If we work hard in learning, only then we will be able to make money easily.